Department of Physics & Astronomy

Yanou Cui


Yanou Cui

Assistant Professor

Office: Physics 3036
Telephone: 951-827-5822
Email: yanou.cui@ucr.edu
Fax: 951-827-4529

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Research Interests:

  • Theoretical particle physics, particle astrophysics/cosmology


Ph.D. 2008, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

B.S. 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing

Current Research:

My research interests are in the area of theoretical high energy physics, including elementary particle physics and its interface with cosmology/astrophysics. I work on theoretical model-building addressing outstanding questions such as the hierarchy problem related to the Higgs boson mass, the identity of dark matter and the origin of matter anti-matter asymmetry. My work also concerns experimental probes of new particle physics beyond the Standard Model at various frontier experiments such as the Large Hadron Collider, dark matter detectors, neutrino experiments and Cosmic Microwave Background observatories.

Selected Publications:

  1. Z. Chacko, Y. Cui, S. Hong, T. Okui and Y. Tsai, "Partially Acoustic Dark Matter, Interacting Dark Radiation, and Large Scale Structure," eprint: arXiv:1609.03569 [astro-ph.CO].
  2. Y. Cui with Ankowski et.al, "Supernova Physics at DUNE" eprint: arXiv:1608.07853 [hep-ex], (including a section on search for boosted dark matter with DUNE experiment)
  3. P. Adshead, Y. Cui and J. Shelton, "Chilly Dark Sectors and Asymmetric Reheating," JHEP 1606, 016 (2016)
  4. Y. Cui, "A Review of WIMP Baryogenesis Mechanisms," invited review for Mod. Phys. Lett. A 30, no. 37, 1530028 (2015)
  5. Z. Chacko, Y. Cui, S. Hong and T. Okui, "Hidden dark matter sector, dark radiation, and the CMB," Phys. Rev. D 92, 055033 (2015)
  6. K. Agashe, A. Azatov, Y. Cui, L. Randall and M. Son, "Warped Dipole Completed, with a Tower of Higgs Bosons," JHEP 1506, 196 (2015)
  7. K. Blum, Y. Cui and M. Kamionkowski, "An Ultimate Target for Dark Matter Searches," Phys. Rev. D 92, no. 2, 023528 (2015)
  8. J. Berger, Y. Cui and Y. Zhao, "Detecting Boosted Dark Matter from the Sun with Large Volume Neutrino Detectors," JCAP 1502, no. 02, 005 (2015)
  9. Y. Cui and B. Shuve, "Probing Baryogenesis with Displaced Vertices at the LHC," JHEP 1502, 049 (2015)
  10. K. Agashe, Y. Cui, L. Necib and J. Thaler, "(In)direct Detection of Boosted Dark Matter," JCAP 1410, no. 10, 062 (2014)
  11. Y. Cui, "Natural Baryogenesis from Unnatural Supersymmetry," JHEP 1312, 067 (2013)
  12. Y. Cui and R. Sundrum, "Baryogenesis for weakly interacting massive particles," Phys. Rev. D 87, no. 11, 116013 (2013)
  13. K. Agashe, Y. Cui and R.~Franceschini, "Natural Islands for a 125 GeV Higgs in the scale-invariant NMSSM," JHEP 1302, 031 (2013)
  14. Y. Cui, L. Randall and B. Shuve, "A WIMPy Baryogenesis Miracle," JHEP 1204, 075 (2012)
  15. Y. Cui, L. Randall and B. Shuve, "Emergent Dark Matter, Baryon, and Lepton Numbers," JHEP 1108, 073 (2011)

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